UND Department of Geography to celebrate Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16-22


Amy Halvorson

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College of Arts & Sciences


The University of North Dakota Department of Geography is celebrating Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16-22 by hosting a series of events.

The list of events follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 18

  • There will be a screening of the documentary, "Chasing Ice," at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Lecture Bowl. "Chasing Ice" won the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy award for Outstanding Nature Programming. For more information about the 70-minute film, go to www.chasingice.com.
  • Following "Chasing Ice" will be an oral presentation/lecture, titled "Expeditions in America's Backyard: Glacial Research in the Wind River Range, Wyo.," by Gregory Vandeberg and Jeffrey VanLooy.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

  • There will be an international foods sale from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., near the UND Geography Office, Room 152 of O'Kelly Hall. This event is hosted by the Geography Club and the UND chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geography honor society. All proceeds will go to support club and honor society activities.
  • A panel of geography department alumni will discuss careers in geographic information systems (GIS) from noon-1 p.m., in room 125, O'Kelly Hall. The panel will comprise Josh Johnston, Marshall County emergency manager; Terri Kouba, senior planner with the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization; Darrel Nucech, GIS coordinator for the City of Bismarck; and Jessi Rawlings, GIS analyst at Bartlett & West Engineers in Bismarck.

Thursday, Nov. 20

  • There will be a Geospatial Technologies Showcase from noon-2 p.m., in room 125, O'Kelly Hall. This event will display various geospatial technology projects, demonstrate geospatial tools and discuss education and research possibilities within geospatial technologies (GIS, global positioning systems and remote sensing).